Replacement for LinkSys PAP2?


#1

Hello,

Not sure if this is the best place for his post!! Hope someone will answer this post.

We currently have 8 LinkSys PAP2-NA adapter and 8 VoIP accounts (with inbound phones numbers) from Iconnecthere.com & Vonage.com.

We are now interested in consolidating our PAP2 adapters into a single server based system.

Our existing individualistic system does not offer us functionality like call routing, call forwarding (within our group), call recording, call-hold if busy, personalised flixible welcome message etc etc.

Will Astriskbe able to help us do the following:

(1) Discard PAP2 adapters
(2) Integrate with Iconnecthere.com / vonage.com etc.
(3) Provide us features like call routing, call forwarding, call
recording, call-hold if busy etc.

Thx / Vai


#2

Yes & No. Asterisk can do all of the things you mentioned exect for connecting to vonage directly. You would still have to use the pap2 for vonage. That is unless you sign up for the softphone feature of vonage, which costs even more for an already expensive service, because vonage locks down their service so that only approved adapters can be connected to their service.

What you could do though is have your pap2s connect to vonage and then have the pap2 connet to asterisk through a FXS card, which is a card that connect to a standard phone line.

Maybe one day vonage will allow asterisk to directly connect to their service, but until then they will continue to push customers away to other service providers.

PhilAIV


#3

Thx PhilAIV… Sounds interesting.

Iconnecthere.com provides free access to its dialer to all users.
Once I signup, I can use a PAP2 or softphone.

I am not sure if Asterisk (the softphone part of Asterisk) will work with iconnecthere. Someone from the forum will be able to guide me.

Assuming Asterisk works with iconnecthere, is it possible to setup multiple iconnecthere accounts on a single install of asterisk?

What additional hardware cards will I require to connect phones to the asterisk server. I am located in India. I am not sure which tested hardware cards are available in India and at what cost.

Is it complicated to setup & manage Asterisk ?
I am very comfortable with Linux as server OS.

Thx again for your time.

regards,
Vai


#4

I am new to the VoIP Server concept… pls excuse this question if its too newbie types… Does Asterisk have a PC based operator interface to view caller ID or options passed from IVR etc

Thank you.
Vai


#5

The PAP-2 is in reality a locked Sipura 2002. If you get the Sipura you will have access to all the features and will be able to conect to all open SIP providers.

-RFH


#6

[quote=“vaibhavs”]I am new to the VoIP Server concept… pls excuse this question if its too newbie types… Does Asterisk have a PC based operator interface to view caller ID or options passed from IVR etc

Thank you.
Vai[/quote]

Yes, it provides all that and a heck of a lot more.

Read the book. It is available for free…

 [asteriskdocs.org](http://www.asteriskdocs.org)

-RFH